Am I Losin'

Album: Nuthin' Fancy (1975)
  • This is about drummer Bob Burns leaving the band due to the stress of heavy touring. After release of the album, Lynyrd Skynyrd started a 90-day 61-concert tour called "The Torture Tour." Ed King walked out during this tour.
  • An acoustic version is featured on Lynyrd Skynyrd's 1994 album Endangered Species. >>
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    Aaron - Twin Cities, MN, for above 2
  • Skynyrd is one band that's familiar with hardship. Al Kooper relates in his memoir Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards that, while he was still in the early stages of taking over management of the band, Ronnie Van Zant phoned him at 2 a.m. This was to report the news that Lynyrd Skynyrd's equipment van had been stolen. They had a tour to fulfill and no equipment. So Van Zant asked Kooper to wire them $5,000 on the spot. Kooper immediately obliged, to which Van Zant remarked, "Al, you just bought yourself a band for five thousand dollars!"

Comments: 5

  • Thomas from MnRandy W, could you give me a way to contact him? I am a big fan and have some questions.
  • Jimmy from Knox, TnRonnie to this day is still missed and what a great song.
  • Bob from Boston, Mathanks for sharing that...more insight in Ronnie and the power of his down home..Honesty and Integrity..!! shining through 32 years later..
  • Randy W from Atlanta, GaBob Burns is a Personal friend of mine.Bob loves the song but says he never held any ill feelings back then against Ronnie for money reasons.
    He said most of the song was right except the money part.
    He also said the last thing Ronnie and him talked about before Ronnie left town on that plane was Bob not getting Royalities like he should.Ronnie Told Bob you should be paid and I'll take care of it.Ronnie did and Bob said the last thing Ronnie did for him before he died was make sure he would be paid.Ronnie was a man of his word.
  • Dj from Minneapolis, MnUnderated song. One of my favorite Skynyrd tunes.
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